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Zachary Bookman Discusses Transparency at Davenport Discussion

On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 12 noon, the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at the School of Public Policy will host Zachary Bookman, cofounder and CEO of OpenGov, Inc., for a discussion on transparency. The event will take place in SPP 179 at the Drescher Graduate Campus.

Bookman is cofounder and CEO of OpenGov, Inc., a financial transparency software that creates web applications that visualize, analyze, and share government financial data. He also is an attorney, and principal investor with Formation 8 Partners. Bookman began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He practiced trial litigation at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, where he represented Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 clients in contract, trade secret, white-collar criminal, class action, and patent matters.

Bookman studied transparency on a Fulbright Fellowship in Mexico, and he later served in Afghanistan as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster on the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force - Shafafiyat (Transparency), an Anticorruption task force at the International Security Assistance Forces headquarters in Kabul. Bookman holds a JD from the Yale Law School, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and serves on the board of CACS.org.

For more information, contact Ashley Trim at (310) 506-6878.

 

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